Our planning team is currently experiencing a very high workload resulting from the number and complexity of planning applications and enquiries being submitted. This means that there are currently unavoidable delays in the processing of pre-application enquiries. Whilst we would still encourage applicants to submit requests for formal pre application advice, please be aware that we cannot guarantee a written response within our usual prescribed timescales. Please be assured that we are making every effort to address these issues and minimise delays. We appreciate your patience as we work to restore our usual service.